In Our Garden…

28 Jun
small plum tomatoes

Small Plum Tomatoes

Tomatoes Plant

Many beautiful things are happening in our home garden at the village. Trees are growing, plants are developing, flowers are blooming, and us enjoying the nature.

Blackberries Blooming

My parents spend the summer at the village away from the hotness of the city, they take care of the new plants and trees we have in the backyard. The garden is quite large, not all the space is used because it needs some organization that requires a certain budget, time and effort.

Unripe Prickly Pears

Figs Tree

I’ll share with you some photos of the Cactus Fruit and the Figs when they are ripe and ready to be eaten. The season should start in August. As well as for the Grapes.

Watermelons Growing

Yellow Watermelon

 The plantations are enough to be taking care of properly by mom and dad; and enough for us to enjoy eating them. We have planted different kind of basic vegetables in our garden. Tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, coriander, mint, basil, corn cobs, watermelons, spring onions, avocado tree (still young). And many fruit trees, wild and domesticated.

Young Pomegranates (the season is due in Autumn)

Wild Pear Tree

 Every weekend I go to the village, first of all, because it’s quiet, peacefull, clean, away from the chaos and the pollution of the city. And because I love being close to nature. And because I enjoy working in the garden. Watering the plants and trees, cultivating some ripe fruits and vegetables and sometimes participating and helping my parents in planting a new plant. Digging, and preparing the soil to receive a new member.

Grapes in a tender stage

The most enjoyable time we spend is when we, the family, are all gathered in the backyard, sitting in the garden enjoying some comfort food. Or doing some barbecue. Or just hanging out and relaxing. Enjoy the photos.

We use the Sumac mixed with dried thyme and roasted sesame to form a paste called "Zaatar". We also mix it with olive oil.

Basil Plant - Not Edible. It gives a great smell when you shake it.

Edible Basil Plant

To end this post by this beautiful rose and this cedar that I planted 3 years ago; it was a small baby cedar and now it is growing and flourishing… Its name is Tina.

A Rose

Tina The Cedar - 3 years old

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4 Responses to “In Our Garden…”

  1. George June 29, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    The best thing about all of this is that I get the chance to be part of it. I got the opportunity in putting my hands into this garden, there’s nothing better than picking up the vegetables, the fruits and eating them fresh.

    Great pictures mimi, I wonder how Tina will look after another 3 years from now.

    Your parents especially Sami deserve the credits for providing us with such rich garden.

    • Fragolina June 29, 2010 at 8:44 am #

      Yes we are lucky to have such a beautiful garden and hopefully in the future we’ll make it even better; plant every inch and it’s gonna be very beautiful. :)

  2. confettina June 29, 2010 at 6:02 am #

    This is very very beautiful. I love villages and nature and rustic living. I loved Tina! Amazing! Like a baby! You have a beautiful garden :)

    • Fragolina June 29, 2010 at 6:16 am #

      Thank you!!!! :) I also love my village , my home, the garden, everything…. and Tina is very beautiful…. “she” grew up very fast. When you come next time, if you have time, we’ll go there……..

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